What is Life Skills?
‘Life Skills Training’ is a research based drug & alcohol prevention program. It has been
implemented in; schools, centers, informal group settings, and summer programs for over 20 years, nationwide.
The training is NREPP (National Registry of Evidence-based Prevention Practices) recognized, and closely monitored for effectiveness with; pre-tests, post-tests, continued research, and outcome measurements.
The primary goals for this program are to teach children and adolescents to;
- better cope with anxiety
- build confidence
- develop skills and practices necessary to resist drug use
How Does it Work?
‘Life Skills Training’ is designed for children and adolescents, grades 3-12. Each age-appropriate curriculum is divided into 8-12 week sessions. The ideal implementation has groups of children or adolescents meet for one hour each week, during classroom time, or other types of programming hours.
Participants learn valuable skills, and healthy coping mechanisms, including;
- Decision Making
- Healthy Relationships
- Coping with Anxiety
- Coping with Anger
- Social Skills
- Communication, etc.
‘Life Skills’ also teaches children about the dangers of tobacco and alcohol use, as well as the risks of drug abuse and violence.
Through discussion, worksheets, and group activities, participants in all age groups work with a trained Prevention Educator, to hash out concerns and issues we all have. Life Skills takes the time to go over some of the more unconscious processes that can leave our youth vulnerable.
To find out more about ‘Life Skills Training’ in your area, or to schedule classes/groups, please call 585.991.5012. Ask for the Prevention Department.
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